Computer Systems Technician - Software Support - 548 - 558

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
From web apps to systems analysis and database design, learn to troubleshoot and develop software applications.

Program Highlights

  • An excellent introduction to software development and supporting software applications, this program covers key topics including a variety of programming languages, web application development, systems analysis, database design, quality assurance testing, technical writing, and communication skills.

What you'll learn

  • Gain experience and knowledge with a broad range of experience in software application development, database management systems and development tools.
  • Explore:
    • Web languages including HTML, JavaScript (Ajax, JSON), PHP and ASP.NET
    • Programming languages including Python, Java and C#
    • Database architecture using MySQL
    • Tools and frameworks including IntelliJ, Visual Studio and MVC
    • Project planning
    • Technical writing and presentations 
    • Systems/business analysis

Before you begin first semester in the Computer Science and Information Technology department you can visit our New CSAIT Students page to learn about software you can install and tutorials to help you hit the ground running.

Program Length

2 academic years (4 academics semesters), plus optional co-op

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Program delivery

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Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $864.60 $758.46
Co-op Fees $221.67 $242.78
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$2,218.64 $2,112.50
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$2,440.31 $2,355.28
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $4,331.14
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $4,795.59

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

    2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

    Description Semester 1 Semester 2
    Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,355.00 $8,355.00
    Co-op Fees $221.67 $242.78
    Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
    International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
    Total International Per Semester
    without Co-op
    $8,805.00 $8,730.00
    Total International Per Semester
    with Co-op
    $9,026.67 $8,972.78
    Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $17,535.00
    Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $17,999.45

    If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

    Additional Information

    Financial Assistance

    When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

    As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

    Available Financial Assistance Resources:

    Apply for Awards:

    By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

    Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

    Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

    Course Overview & Descriptions

    Click on the course title for a course description.

    Experiential Learning

    How you'll gain skills

    • With over 1100 computers in computer labs, there is no need to bring your own device.
    • Using the same tools and technologies that are used in industry today to prepare you for a dynamic career in technology.
    • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms. (Program 558)
    • Participate in applied research and projects with industry partners to develop real-world software solutions

    This co-op program has been accredited by CEWIL Canada. This represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada.

    To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

    Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

    September to December January to April May to August
    Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
    Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
    Semester 4    

    Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

    January to April May to August September to December
    Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
    Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 4

    Learn more about Computer Systems Technician - Software Support 

    Co-op Delivery and Fees

    This program has an optional co-op, as part of the program of study.

    The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

    For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

    Work Term Capabilities

    (which do not reflect individual experiences and exposures)

    • Database - SQL
    • Web technologies - HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP
    • Software Development/Programming - Python, Java, PHP, C#
    • Operating Systems - Windows, Unix
    • Testing and Quality Assurance
    • Help Desk Support
    • User Training

    Career Opportunities

    • Software Quality Assurance Tester
    • Junior Software Application Developer
    • Business Systems Support
    • Database Support
    • Technical Writer
    • Help Desk Support
    Co-op Pay Range Co-op Pay Average
    Range: $16.55 - $26.75 Average: $19.50


    For further information, please contact:

    Megan Waltenbury
    Phone: 905-575-2241
    Email: megan.waltenbury [at] (subject: Computer%20Systems%20Technician%20-%20Software%20Support%20Co-op%20Inquiry) (Megan Waltenbury)

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

    In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

    Career Opportunities

    Your future career options

    • Business Systems Support Specialist
    • Programmer/Web Developer
    • Database Support Specialist
    • Technical Writer
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • User Training Specialist

    Where you could work includes

    • Technical and Information Services
    • Professional Business and Financial Services
    • Health Care Services
    • Manufacturing Services
    • Government and Education Services

    Educational Pathways


    Pathways to Mohawk 

    If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

    Pathways within Mohawk

    If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

    We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

    This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

    Pathways beyond Mohawk

    Earn a degree:

    • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Science (PD), Bachelor of Science (PD) with Majors: Applied Mathematics, Computing Information Systems, or Human Science
    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Science Technology Project Management

    See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

    Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

    Additional Information

    • Students are required to purchase a 1TB USB-powered Hard Drive
    • A working knowledge in computers and desktop applications is required for success in this program

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    Domestic Canadian Students

    Contact Student Recruitment
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    Contact Admissions
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    Contact Admissions
    Phone: 1-844-767-6871

    International Students

    Contact International Student Recruitment
    Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
    Contact International
    Phone: 1-905-575-2254
    Toll free phone numbers:
    For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
    North China: 10-800-714-2521
    South China: 10-800-140-2541
    Brazil: 0800-022-7408
    Philippines: 180011102544

    Contact International Admissions
    Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
    Contact International Admissions
    Phone: 1-905-575-2254

    *Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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